Entries by suzie

Friday 2 April, 2021

Hope is something we all need. The Passion translation defines it this way: But hope means that we must trust and wait for what is still unseen. For why would we need to hope for something we already have? So because our hope is set on what is yet to be seen, we patiently keep […]

Thursday 1 April, 2021

When we give our lives to Jesus the transfer of what Kingdom we belong to, occurs.  We are transferred from being away from God to being embraced by God.  We now belong. We receive His Spirit, The Holy Spirit in this “transaction”, however it requires us to leave behind habits and be willing to be […]

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

No condemnation – wow.  In a world where cancel culture runs rife, where condemnation is common – where intolerance seems almost a national sport – under the guise of tolerance (I know that seems silly but our culture has largely redefined tolerance to mean agreement yet you don’t need to tolerate someone you are in […]

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

The struggle of the flesh vs the struggle of the heart is real!! Apparently, it’s not just me – Paul also knew this struggle. I am neither just a body (the flesh) or just a soul – and it seems there is frequently friction between the two. We see examples of spiritual self-sabotage all the […]

Monday 29 March, 2021

In the permissive world we live in it seems that anything can be justified – it’s not trendy to ‘judge’ the actions of others. But it is my own actions I need to be concerned with. Without the ‘Gold Standard’ laid out by the law then I am free to do whatever I want without […]

Sunday 28 March, 2021

The believer is effectively dead to the Law through the crucifixion of Jesus.  Our relationship to the law and the sin it produces is completely severed.  Believers are no longer trapped under the Law which comprised of rules that human beings are simply not able to keep. Rather believers have entered a new relationship with […]

Saturday 27th March, 2021 – Catching more than Fish

Jesus’ bold invitation is so forthright – “Come and follow me, and I will transform you into men who catch people for God.”  Peter and Andrew were good at catching fish – it was their trade.  They knew the tides, the impact of the prevailing winds, the kinds of fish they were likely to catch.  […]

Friday 26 March, 2021 – Good News – Glorious News

Is the Gospel ‘Glorious’ news?  Or is it just ‘OK’ or even ‘ho-hum’ news?  That depends on how much you think you need its message.  It would be Glorious to win the lottery if you needed the money.  But would Bill Gates think it is ‘Glorious’ to win $1 million?  Probably not. Things that strike […]

Thursday 25 March, 2021 – The Best is Yet to Come

Indeed, everything is made fresh and new! When I came to faith in Jesus, as a young adult, it was quite a significant and overwhelming experience. Overwhelming in the nicest possible way. I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, through an incredibly tangible peace which I had never experienced before. Unfortunately it only lasted […]

Wednesday 24 March, 2021 – Lay it All on the Table

Our text today highlights the love and sacrifice of Christ in that by dying for us He has also saved us from a life without purpose. Christ died for all, everyone who has ever lived, who is currently living and all who will live in the future – His sacrifice leaves no one out. He has […]